Mill Creek Sights & Sounds
Corner of Old Salt Point Road and Parker Road


        The following photographs and video clips were taken 10 October 2006 in the Camps Mills neighborhood of the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, New York, by Mark Wentling near the bridge on Old Salt Point Road at the intersection with Parker Road (see an aerial photograph of this location).
        To the west of the intersection lies the Jenkins home. To the northeast of the intersection lies the Benjamin Orchard farm home, now a winery.
        Please feel free to download these items and enjoy them!

Online at: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/jefferson/hounsfield/millcreek.html
or at hounsfieldhistory.net under "Neighborhoods"

© 2006, Mark A. Wentling : : You are the 6790th visitor!


 
 
 

Videos

Clip 1 (3.3MB) - quick-running water, taken near east side of bridge
Clip 2 (2.3MB) - quietly-flowing water, taken further from east side of bridge


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Images  

 

 
 
An east-facing view of the creek, as taken from the north bank, on the east side of the bridge on Old Salt Point Road.

 

 
Several feet of layered limestone stands exposed on the north bank of the creek, on the west side of the bridge, exemplifying the history of the region as the floor of an ancient and much larger body of water.

 

 
 
Detailed view of the underside of one limestone layer on the north bank of the creek, west side of the bridge, showing fossils of early crustaeceans.

 

 
 
View of tree roots growing over the limestone embankment, on the northen side of the creek, west of the bridge.

 

 
 
The "whirlpool", or so it's called when the waters run higher and faster. Note the patch of wild peppermint on the opposite bank.

 

 
 
View from north side of the creek, looking southwest. The limestone house at left was built by Elisha Camp and served as a mill in the early 1800's, now a residence.